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PENTAX DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fish-Eye Lens for Pentax Digital SLR
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- Metal Pentax(r) Kaf Lens Mount
- Water- & Oil-repellent Super-protective Lens Coating For Easy Cleaning
- Extra-low Dispersion Glass For Superior Sharpness & Color Correction
- Responsive Quick-shift Focus System Allows Instant Shift From Auto Focus To Manual Focus
- Image Circle Is Designed To Match The Ccd Used In Pentax(r) Digital SLRs
- 10-17mm fisheye lens with f/3.5-4.5 maximum aperture for Pentax digital SLR cameras
- Creates images with expanded perspective, with creatively deformed outlook and sharp pan focus
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|Included Components||Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap,|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 3 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||11.3 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.71 pounds|
|Lens Type||Fisheye zoom lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||ONE YEAR|
|Maximum Focal Length||30|
|Minimum Focal Length||10|
|Real Angle Of View||180 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Other||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF||Pentax KAF2|
|Dimensions||3 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches||2.48 inches x 1.54 inches x 2.48 inches||2.48 inches x 1.77 inches x 2.48 inches||2.8 inches x 4.41 inches x 2.8 inches|
|Item Weight||0.71 pounds||0.27 pounds||0.27 pounds||1.03 pounds|
|Lens||Fisheye zoom lens||Normal||Prime lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Aperture||4 f||1.8||2.4||4 f|
|Max Focal Length||30||30||35 mm||300 mm|
|Min Focal Length||10||10||35 mm||55 mm|
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- Lens construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
- Angle of view: 180 to 100 degrees
- Diaphragm: Fully automatic
- Blades: 6
- Minimum aperture: f/22-32
- Metering: TTL open-aperture meeting
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.46 feet
- Maximum magnification: 0.23x to 0.39x
- Dimensions: 2.8 inches in diameter
- Weight: 11.3 ounces
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Top Customer Reviews
Now that I have gone to the Pentax K100D camera, I was pleasantly surprised to see this 10-17mm lens was available. I was even happier because unlike the Canon lens, the Pentax is a zoom, so that not every shot has to be the distorted wide angle that you think of when you hear "fisheye". The lens goes out to the equivalent of about 26mm on a 35mm format, which is a very useful focal length as well.
The lens also allows manually tweaking the focus while in the auto-focus mode - something my 2 Sigma lenses warn against.
The only drawbacks to the lens that I see are that you can not mount a filter and the curved front element is exposed (same for the Canon). So, just use a little caution. And, unlike the old Canon, there are no rear filters either. Finally, for those who like to manually adjust the aperture ring - there isn't one. It's all set through the camera :-)
I could go on about the lens, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I've posted a few photos in the Amazon collection.
Other reviewers are right that you can't use filters with this lens; however, that is a common trait with fisheye lenses. Just be careful of the bulbous front element.
The lens itself is very sharp. Because of its wide angle of view, you will find that you need to shoot mostly at f8-11 to make the most of it. Colors are great. It has the ability to close focus. At 10mm, it is very "fishy" at 17mm very mildly so.
If you enjoy the fisheye view or are in to architectural photography, this is a special lens.
Edit: I am currently using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3and it has automatic defishing ability for this lens, which, at least for me, makes the lens more usable. There are just a lot of photos where the curved lines of a fisheye get pretty old...
The lens surface extends (bulges out) beyond the front rim of the lens which can expose it more than a conventional lens. However, Pentax claims that it has a special coating which is supposed to resist scratches. I am ultra careful and choose not to test the strenght of the coating!! The lens cap is a slip-on type vs. a clip-on type. The lens is a tad heavy, but solidy built.
The more I use this lens, the more pleased I am that I purchased it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This lens is a pleasure to use. It is great for video with the DSLR because you can keep everything in focus.Published 1 month ago by rustygrey
Great lens! I've always wanted a Fish-Eye lens and this is perfect! I have had so much fun playing with it.Published 1 month ago by Lara E. Bee
Love this lens. Friend got me hooked onto Fisheye lens. Purchase this one few days before my trip to Cuba and took some wonderful pics with it.Published 3 months ago by Mr. Eugene Bocchini
This is an outstanding, versatile lens. It's fisheye at 10-12mm and nearly rectilinear at 15-17mm. If desired, it can be defished with good results that are better than my Sigma... Read morePublished 6 months ago by mgvh
A beautifully made lens. Smooth operation. Superb "feel" during use. Excellent picture quality, especially at 17mm. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert Knapp
Easily the best lens I've ever purchased. Love it! Pictures are sharp as all get out. Currently on my Pentax K-X.